Patrick S. Brown

 Associate Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2653
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Patrick S. Brown is an associate in the firm's Washington, D.C. office and a member of the White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement practice group.

In his practice, Patrick represents individuals and corporations in connection with investigations regarding criminal and regulatory matters. He also represents government contractors in False Claims Act investigations and litigation.

Representative Matters

  • Represents an individual facing a multi-count indictment in the Eastern District of New York in connection with trading in the foreign exchange market.
  • Represented an international corporation in connection with a DOJ criminal antitrust grand jury investigation in which the government ultimately declined to bring criminal charges.
  • Represents a former vice president of a Fortune 100 company in a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigation.
  • Advised the independent corporate compliance monitor for a multinational oil and gas corporation pursuant to the company’s deferred prosecution agreement with the DOJ.
  • Represents a former portfolio manager in an SEC enforcement matter.
  • Represents an individual in connection with a criminal and regulatory investigation regarding the transportation of hazardous materials.
  • Represents a government contractor in a False Claims Act investigation involving product substitution.
  • Represented five witnesses in connection with False Claims Act litigation in the District Court for the District of Columbia.

Patrick also maintains an active pro bono practice. Most recently, he served as second chair in a three-day, nine-witness jury trial in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland. The client was charged with two counts of second-degree assault. Patrick argued and won numerous pre-trial motions, as well as the motion for judgment of acquittal, which the court granted as to one count. After five hours of jury deliberations on the remaining count, the court declared a mistrial due to a hung jury, whose final tally was 9-3 in favor of not guilty.

Patrick earned his B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross and his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Maryland, where he served as associate editor of the Maryland Law Review and president of the Moot Court Board. During law school, Patrick interned for the Honorable Richard J. Leon in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Upon graduation, he received the Public Service Award for his work in the clinical law program and was inducted into The Order of Barristers for excellence in written and oral advocacy.

Patrick is a native of the Washington, D.C. area and a graduate of Gonzaga College High School. At Holy Cross, he was captain of the NCAA Division I Men's Golf team.


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Maryland


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